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Welcome to the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Georgetown University.

The mission of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is to promote self-determination, productivity, independence and inclusion of individuals with developmental and other disabilities across the life span, and in all aspects of community life.


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GU UCEDD Consumer Advisory Council Member Highlight Marsha Thompson
Our UCEDD Consumer Advisory Council is critical to our success. In addition to the advice and planning that they provide our UCEDD, Council members are busy advocates in many other ways. Each quarter before our CAC meetings we will feature one of our great members. This quarter, we feature Martha Thompson. Read more in her own words...

Complex Moral Issues: End-of-Life Decisions for Adults with Significant Intellectual Disabilities. This website is especially devoted to guardians who have been given the responsibility to make decisions on behalf of people who have never been able to express their intentions about end-of-life care and life-sustaining treatments due to the extent of their cognitive disability and concomitant restrictions upon their ability to communicate abstract and complex messages.

Early Childhood Intervention: The Power of Family. Learn more about the importance of early childhood intervention from world leaders in the field of early childhood development. Dr. Toby Long, our Training Director and Director of the GU Certificate in Early intervention in collaboration with Open Society Foundations discusses key factors related to the importance of early childhood intervention.


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